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Customers wary of proposed Kentucky Power rate hike

Posted: 12/16/2014 - Kentucky Power wants the Kentucky Public Service Commission to approve a base rate increase of 12 percent. If approved, the utility says residential customers using an average of 1,362 kilowatt hours per month would see their monthly bill increase about 22 dollars. Some Kentucky Power customers say their energy bills are growing fast enough as it is.

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After Coal: documentary looks at lessons from Wales

Updated: 10/07/2014 - Tom Hansell's film is called "After Coal: Welsh and Appalachian Mining Communities." He screened a portion of it Tuesday as part of a forum at the Appalshop in Whitesburg.

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Study suggests black lung disease is making a comeback

Posted: 09/15/2014 - Coal miners are contracting the worst form of black lung disease at a rate similiar to 40 years ago when regulations to safeguard against the sickness went into effect, according to a new study.

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Pikeville man leads police in pursuit that crossed state lines

Updated: 09/01/2014 - The pursuit began in Pike county, where deputies spotted a man with outstanding warrants for flagrant non-support and other charges. The man led police on a chase that stretched into Virginia before he was stopped in Whitesburg.

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